Lao victims of the aftermath of the dam collapse. Photo: EPA

Vietnamese military doctors also provided free health check-ups and medicines, and drinking water to local people, as well as cleaned local houses, schools and other public premises.

* The Military Region (MR) 2 Command has instructed localities to mobilize 869 people, including 216 troops, 140 militiamen, and many vehicles to actively search for missing people in the provinces of Son La, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Yen Bai.

By August 7, the rescue forces found a victim in Ma Ly Pho commune, Phong Tho district (Lai Chau province). The same day, they also continued consequence relief activities in Son La province and moved a large quantity of soil and stones from serious landslides in Lai Chau province.

Translated by Lam Anh